Peter Fulton to step down as New Zealand batting coach

The former New Zealand batsman is taking up the head coach’s job at first-class side Canterbury.

Peter Fulton played 23 Tests, 49 ODIs and 12 T20Is for New Zealand.   -  AP

Peter Fulton is stepping down as the batting coach of the New Zealand team and taking the head coach’s job at first-class side Canterbury, New Zealand Cricket (NZC) said on Thursday.

The former international batsman only succeeded Craig McMillan as the national team’s batting coach last year, but felt the chance to take over Canterbury was too good an opportunity to turn down. “The Canterbury role appealed to me in terms of my aspirations to be a head coach and further my development in the game,” Fulton said in a NZC statement.

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“The chance to spend more time at home with my young family and coach my home province were also motivating factors in applying for the job.”

Fulton travelled with the New Zealand team to Sri Lanka and Australia and worked on home tours against England and India.

He begins his job with Canterbury on August 1.

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